Friday, March 29, 2013

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Celebrating 30 Years!

The Cayuga Wine Trail is celebrating it's 30th year in existance. It is among the most successful of trails. I thought it impotant to make sre as many folks know about it as possible. It deserves our praise and our veneration. It has provided a model for other wine regions and trails for many years, and has been emulated, but never duplicated. And it's a lot of fun to travel!!! Here's their post in it's entirety. Great job to all those folks who make the trail run, and to all the participating wineries! - C. DeVito

Mar 25, 2013

This year is a pinnacle year for us on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail as we will be celebrating 30 years as a trail here in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Thirty years ago, five wineries along Cayuga Lake knew if they wanted to increase visitation and stay prosperous they had to build the area into a destination, thus was born America's first wine trail and first destination brochure. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail today is made up of 15 wineries, 1 cidery, 1 meadery and 4 distilleries producing products made with the highest set of standards.
President Cameron Hosmer of Hosmer Winery who has previously served as President 20 years ago. states, "When I was asked how the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has changed over the past 20 years; two things come to mind which are, bigger businesses and better wines.  As a group of cooperating wineries, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail attracted many more visitors to our wineries and with years of wine making experience, and has helped us to continually improve our wines to a world class level.  One thing that has not changed over the years is the common goal of providing a quality experience to our visitors".

Visit the wineries this year and help us observe 30 years.

Purchase two Vino Visa Coupon Books and receive two free 30th Anniversary Wine Glasses plus on the 30th of each month throughout the year each winery along the trail will feature great offers to entice you to come and visit.   

Here is a list of participating wineries for the month of March through December:

Montezuma Winery: 2 bottles of Cranberry Bog and Cayuga White with a T-shirt for $30.00
Swedsih Hill Winery: Buy 6 or more bottles of Svenska Red 750ml, Svenska White 750ml and Svenska Blush 750ml and get 30% off! (Can mix and match)
Cobblestone Farm Winery: 3 Cobblestone White, Red or Blush, 3 for $30.00 plus tax
Knapp Winery: 15% off a 3 bottle wine purchase
Goose Watch Winery: Get one bottle each of Snow Goose, Red Fox and Strawberry Splendor for just $30!
Buttonwood Grove Winery: 35% off a case of wine
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery: 3% off one bottle, 6% off two bottles, 9% off three bottles and so forth up to 30% off ten bottles
Thirsty Owl Wine Co.: Additional 5% discount on existing wine purchase discounts
Hosmer Winery: Free samples of food
Sheldrake Point Winery: 30% off a case of wine
Lucas Vineyards: Free Tasting
Bellwether Hard Cider: 30% off case purchases
Americana Vineyards: Cayuga White Wine, 3 for $30.00 plus tax
Six Mile Creek Vineyard: Free Tasting and 10% off a wine purchase
King Ferry Winery: Buy 3 bottles of our featured wine of the month in the tasting room and receive one bottle free. Featured wine of       the month Dry Rose.
Long Point Winery: Wine and Cheese Pairing

Celebrate 30 years with us on the 30th of each month of 2013 for some great deals.